Based upon the type of pain you have and what it's caused from, will determine what the dosage of Celebrex (celecoxib) that you will take. An example would be that a recommended dosage of 100 mg given twice per day to reduce pain from osteoarthritis. For severe pain due to menstrual cramps, Celebrex given at a dose of 400 mg followed by 200 mg taken twice per day will help reduce pain tremendously. In your everyday life arthritis can create so much discomfort that it is very hard to accomplish anything without a lot of pain. Celebrex reduces the swelling and allows you to function more normally instead of being controlled by discomfort. Celebrex is typically not a long-term solution to rheumatoid arthritis, inflammation, and osteoarthritis. Your doctor or care physician will have to discuss with you other alternatives for the long term, but in the meantime Celecoxib could allow you to get back to more normal living in comfort instead of misery.